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If You Want To Ban Guns, Just Say So
The Federalist ^ | June 11, 2014 | David Harsanyi

Posted on 06/15/2014 2:48:51 PM PDT by QT3.14

While answering a few questions on Tumblr this week, President Obama informed participants that “our levels of gun violence are off the charts.” He claimed that it was incomprehensible that congress hadn’t reacted to overwhelming public opinion and passed legislation to expand gun background checks, adding that nations like Australia had long ago enacted sensible gun control laws to stop mass shootings:

(Excerpt) Read more at thefederalist.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2a; banglist; guncontrol; molonlabe

1 posted on 06/15/2014 2:48:51 PM PDT by QT3.14
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2 posted on 06/15/2014 2:51:18 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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He claimed that it was incomprehensible that congress hadn’t reacted to overwhelming public opinion and passed legislation...

But that standard didn't apply to ∅Care when there was overwhelming public opinion against it.

3 posted on 06/15/2014 2:51:43 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

‘Rats and the left will never say exactly what they mean, but their actions give them away. They won’t say we want your guns, they just nibble everywhere to take them away. They won’t say they want one party total control government, they just allow criminaliens over the border to change the electorate, and fight voter ID. That’s but two examples... must be thousands.


4 posted on 06/15/2014 2:52:33 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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More proof that the dumbass Kenyan doesn’t understand how the Bill of Rights work OR WHAT THEY MEAN!!! I’ve always said it was a dumbass idea to put an America-hating, non-American in the Oval Office.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 2:54:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: QT3.14

As I visit blogs, read commentary, the internet news and even here on FR, it seems obama has good reason to want guns removed from the hands of free men and women, his reason, fear.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 2:54:19 PM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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Say what?


7 posted on 06/15/2014 3:00:27 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
More proof that the dumbass Kenyan doesn’t understand how the Bill of Rights work OR WHAT THEY MEAN!!!

I suspect he understands fully what he is doing:


8 posted on 06/15/2014 3:05:43 PM PDT by QT3.14
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bttt


9 posted on 06/15/2014 3:06:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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Inner party Democrapublicanese:
“We just need a little more control over guns, that’s all, ya da ya da ya da.” translated: “Excepting the military, police and our security, we just want all firearms confiscated, period.”

“Comprehensive immigration reform” = “Amnesty”

etc.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 3:08:02 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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The appropriate response from the opposition party is:

“What you propose requires a change to the Constitution. If you wish to change the Constitution, propose an amendment and put it to a vote of Congress and the states as provided for in the Constitution.”

Instead what we get from the opposition party, just like on every other issue of importance is silence or acquiescence.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 3:08:04 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: F15Eagle; All
From a related thread ...
FR: 17 Years After Gun Bans in Australia… Police Say Gun Crime is Out of Control

12 posted on 06/15/2014 3:12:18 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: QT3.14

bttt


13 posted on 06/15/2014 3:13:11 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Soul of the South

The problem they have is even if they do manage to bend the Constitution to their will, we still have the right to effectively defend ourselves against those more powerful, more numerous and less-principled than ourselves.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 3:25:31 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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Not completely. Just from honest, law-abiding non-violent citizens. The seasoned, violent criminals would get to keep their illegal guns.

So that they can just take whatever they want from the ‘oppressors.’


15 posted on 06/15/2014 3:34:54 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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Try to imagine the pickle we would all be in right now if we didn’t have guns. I shudder at the thought of what the govt would be doing to all of us.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 3:57:20 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: QT3.14

The biggest lie there is the public opinion one

Ask those in Colorado how public opinion was at the recalls


17 posted on 06/15/2014 4:05:47 PM PDT by mouser (Run the rats out its the only chance we have)
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Like just about everything from Obama, this is just another smoke screen to divert attention from the fact that pretty much everything he and his administration has touched over the last 5 1/2 years has turned into poo.


18 posted on 06/15/2014 4:16:42 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
"Say what?"

Obama and other politicians want to remove the guns from men for fear of them revolting and killing the politicians.

19 posted on 06/15/2014 4:21:41 PM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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admit it and let rwii/cwii begin.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 4:49:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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Just once, I’d like to have explained the functional relationship between background checks and a significant majority of the multiple injury and/or fatality shootings in public spaces that have occurred over the past several years.


21 posted on 06/15/2014 4:55:00 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Georgia Girl 2; All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5ut6yPrObw


22 posted on 06/15/2014 4:59:07 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: DuncanWaring

“The problem they have is even if they do manage to bend the Constitution to their will, we still have the right to effectively defend ourselves against those more powerful, more numerous and less-principled than ourselves.”

The reason I suggest the Republicans push for a vote on an amendment is it will lose. Even Harry Reid would have a problem bullying a Democrat Senate to repeal the 2nd amendment. Pushing for a vote now would be an overwhelming defeat for the progressives and a strong signal to the Supreme Court.

The road we are going down today with respect to the second amendment is the road of incrementalism, the same road that has resulted in the institutionalization of gay marriage and will soon result in amnesty for illegals. Change one vote on the Supreme Court and we will get a SC opinion that says the 2nd Amendment applies only to the militia which will be defined by the Court as the military and federally sanctioned law enforcement agencies. This ruling will take away the right of individual citizens to bear arms. As soon as a Democrat progressive administration has a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling redefining the Second Amendment sales of guns to citizens will be banned by executive order as well as the sale of ammunition to citizens without a government permit.

If we don’t force the nation to affirm the founding fathers 2nd amendment now, through a formal vote on repeal, it will be lost when the Supreme Court moves to a progressive majority. Scalia and Kennedy may outlive Obama. They are unlikely to outlive 2 more years of Obama and 8 years of Hillary. Plus, even if the Republicans take the White House, there is no guarantee President Romney, Bush, or Christie won’t appoint another David Souter, John Paul Stevens, Harry Blackman, Earl Warren, or John Roberts to the Court.


23 posted on 06/15/2014 5:25:14 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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Well, that was genuine public opinion opposing Osama-Scare. The supposed groundswell for UBC’s was manufactured poll-whoring. Manufactured poll-whoring gets a different level of scrutiny than genuine public sentiment.


24 posted on 06/16/2014 8:02:48 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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